From The New Daily (9/11/23)…
Unwrapping plastic use in Australian supermarkets
Australians supermarkets are not doing enough to reduce their reliance on harmful plastics, according to a landmark, independent audit.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and Boomerang Alliance have conducted the first independent audit of plastic in supermarkets, reporting not only that the retailers are failing to meet targets, but a “serious lack of transparency”.
“Most supermarkets are not doing enough to help Australia meet our national packaging targets,” AMCS plastics campaign manager Shane Cucow said.
“Supermarkets have a huge influence on the plastic in our daily lives, selling the vast majority of Australia’s groceries, cleaning and personal care products.
“Yet we continue to see ridiculous and wasteful plastics, such as unnecessary packaging of fruit and vegetables, plastic multipacks with several layers of packaging, and tiny plastic toy promotions that inevitably end up polluting the environment.